On 30th September 2018, 9 students undergoing the seeds for the future program from Huawei Kenya, had their opening ceremony at the Huawei Courtyard in Beijing to mark the official commencement of their training. This was after the successful Seeds for Future flag off that was held earlier that week. The opening ceremony was graced by Mr. Vincent Omuse, the officer in charge of Commercial Counsellor from the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya here in China.
Speaking on behalf of the Kenyan Ambassador to China who was in Shanghai preparing for the 2018 Expo, Mr. Omuse congratulated Huawei Kenya for giving the students the opportunity to learn from their Chinese counterparts. He also encouraged the students to take seriously whatever they would learn and implement it while back home. China being on the lead in terms of ICT and development, he urged the students to look out for open opportunities.
The students set off for a two week language, culture and ICT training. The latter will be offered by the Huawei University in Shenzhen and will focus on cutting edge technology such as 5G,LTE ,and cloud computing. The students will also make visits to the state of the art Huawei labs to get first-hand experience of the latest technologies globally. Students from Huawei Kenya will be trained alongside their peers from Bolivia.
This week, the students marked memorable experiences in Beijing by visiting the Great Wall of China, Summer Palace and also the Forbidden City. They are scheduled to undertake Chinese culture lessons like mandarin, painting at the Beijing Culture and Language University (BCLU), then proceed to receive ICT training. The Seeds for the future program is currently running in 22 countries across Africa with the aim to expand to more countries.